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Focusing on Redo Posts for Now

For the next little while, I’ll be focusing primarily on redoing older posts instead of trying to come up with completely new content for Crooked Glasses.

Mainly, I want to bring all my posts up to par with my current writing/formatting style, but I also want to have more time to focus on my novel, which is about 70% complete and needs some TLC. I’m hoping that not having to generate completely new blog content every two weeks will give me the time I desperately need.

For now, redone posts will be featured every day as has been usual (1 per day except Sundays), but I might do a double-Redo week if I have enough brain energy. There are a LOT of “hidden gem” articles here at Crooked Glasses, and I’m doing my best to polish ’em up! 🙂

Announcement: New Posts Will Appear After March 16th

For the next couple of weeks (until at least the week of March 15th is completed), I will not be posting any new articles besides my weekly Friday around the Web posts, which have been done well in advance. Reason: I am currently involved in an awesome musical theater project which requires lots of practice time and rehearsals, so I want to do my best by it.

I’ve been saying for months that I was ready for a new creative challenge, and this project certainly is! It’s using my musical talents in ways I never expected. Yet it still pains me to have to pause activity here for even a short while, because I’ve kept this blog up and running consistently for the last three years, never missing a day. My OCD/perfectionist bug is going batty over this, but I know y’all will appreciate seeing quality articles rather than half-thought-out adrenaline-rushed posts spewed haphazardly all over this blog. 😛 And the amazing people I’m working with will appreciate my complete focus on the music!

Crooked Glasses will begin updating with all-new posts again soon! Till then, browse through my archive of posts for new-old favorite posts, and follow my Twitter, @cg_blog, for auto-tweeted older posts. (Have I ever said how much I love auto-tweet plugins? Because I really do. Especially when they work properly. :D) Bonus: when I return, I’ll have enough new experiences to fuel a whole slew of Saturday with the Spark posts! YAY!

Experiment: Posts Will Appear at Noon This Week!

Through the magic of Facebook and website statistics, I’ve noticed that not too many people are seeing my posts when they appear at 9:00 AM EST. So I’m going to try an experiment: my posts for the upcoming week will appear at noon EST instead!

I hope that by posting at a later time in the day, more people will be free to read the posts immediately. But, as with all experiments, I’ll never know till I try! I only want to make it easier for folks to see my posts.

If you have an opinion about this temporary change, feel free to share it (nicely)! You can comment on this blog post, post on Crooked Glasses’ Facebook page, or Tweet to me via the Twitter page.

Awesome Blog Alert: GeekyPosh.com

geekyposh_side Interested in beauty products? How about home decor? Geeky products and articles more your speed, or do you like to read about pets? How about the occasional post on the Christian life?

If any or all of these subjects strike your fancy, then I recommend GeekyPosh.com as a blog you’ll want to add to your reading list. Run and written by the awesome Jenny, GeekyPosh is like a website version of a super-cool older sister, who is always on the cutting edge of both style and functionality.

Not only that, but Jenny also has written some pretty cool life posts as well; I enjoy her posts about her cats and about her faith, because they make her blog feel more personal and heartfelt. And with just about every article, she includes lots of pictures, making her writing at once more informative and more attractive to the casual viewer. (I could learn quite a lot from that strategy… :D)

I promise Jenny hasn’t paid me to say any of this–I just admire her work and thought more people should know about her blog, since she’s a fellow freelance webdesigner and developer. Go visit! 🙂

Upcoming: Picture Week!

To shake things up a little bit around here, I’m going to do a weeklong series of posts with just a few pictures, instead of my usual verbosity. Each day will showcase an image or series of images pertaining to that day’s topic (Monday’s picture will cover webdesign, Wednesday’s picture will reference Biblical/Christian imagery, etc.).

I’m looking forward to this unusual, Tumblr-ish take on blogging. This might be a bit difficult for me, since I love to write (and love to talk), but I’m willing to try it, to stretch my blogging wings a little!

Crooked Glasses Turns 1 This Week!

On January 26th, 2012, it will have officially been one year since I began this blog.

Boy, CG, you’ve expanded and grown, gotten prettier and better-organized, and to date I haven’t missed a week of posts yet, despite all the random illnesses, occasional doctor visits, and wisdom teeth surgery.

I’m really proud of these accomplishments, possibly more than I should be. This is just the first time that I’ve actually stuck to consistently writing a blog for longer than a week, and it’s the first time I’ve been able to use and design around blogging software. xD

Why Did Crooked Glasses Succeed For So Long?

I think not writing about my life helps–my life isn’t that different from day to day, so just having a random blog/life category (Sunday in the Wild) helps me to post a couple big events from my life without me having to keep an online diary-style journal. I never could keep diaries offline unless they were about something specific, like love life or something, so I guess I was always meant to write a topic blog like this.

Also, scheduling posts, as I’ve mentioned before, is one of the reasons I love WordPress, even if designing around it has been a particular challenge for me. Now I can finally do a week of posts ahead of time, and at least appear to be an on-the-ball blogger. (Well, unless I have a random life-splitting headache like I did yesterday…urrrgh.) 😛

Where to Go from Here?

In the next year of Crooked Glasses’ life, I’d like to make it easier to browse by making category archives by title and/or tags only, as well as make the sidebar more about networking and the top navigation more about…well, navigating the blog. LOL!

I also plan to get a Twitter for this (yikes, what am I saying?!), mainly just to help others know when I’ve posted something new. (And if this Twitter goes well, I may instate one for my personal use, buuuuuut that’s a definite maybe. If there is such a thing. LOL)

And if I’m feeling REALLY productive, I may even make a fan page on Facebook. Yay, give me something else to do with my dialup access and forgetful self. xD